Uptime vs. Kernel updates (was Re: [TriLUG] Prosperous New Year)
David A. Cafaro
dac at trilug.org
Wed Jan 4 14:33:40 EST 2006
Oh, I've seen those solutions (or similar), and while I've used them for
Corporate deployments, I can't justify the cost for my own personal
server that hosts a couple of friends/acquaintances website (enough to
cover colo costs).
The ones you list cost just $100-200 less than what my server cost brand
new (465 days ago), and some of the ones I looked at previously were
Thanks for the heads up though, I'll add them to my list of components
to check up on for other deployments.
On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 13:57 -0500, Ron Joffe wrote:
> We have been utilizing a number of IP based KVM switches like:
> ATEN CN-6000 KVM on the Net (~$450)
> Avocent SwitchView IP Remote Access Device (~$580)
> This allows us to have servers all over the place. We have just recently
> utilized one of these units to remotely install a server.
> 1. Customer Installs new server in Rack
> 2. Customer Installs IP KVM
> 3. We upload an ISO image of the boot media (CD)
> 4. Customer Burns ISO
> 5. Customer Inserts ISO, and powers on the server.
> 6. Customer calls us, and we install configure RAID devices, BIOS settings,
> and OS remotely.
> This has worked out very nicely, and has saved allot of travel time and costs.
> In addition these devices support remote reboot power strips, which allow us
> to reboot these servers if they hang.
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